Sarah Ortmeyer – FLYRT

Kunstverein München

  • 05.05.2018. - 01.07.2018

Comprised of all new works in a massive arrangement, FLYRT features classic artistic disciplines such as sculpture, painting, and film, developing non-traditional modes of presentation.

HUMAN-SIZED CHESSBOARDS are interspersed throughout the three exhibition rooms. The CHESSBOARD PAINTINGS reflect the ethereal colors of the sky. These oversized panels are accompanied by a pair of MINIATURE CHESSBOARDS. The gridded pictures are the latest works in Ortmeyer’s long and continued investigation into chess, emphasizing the aesthetics and dynamics of this iconic sport. Throughout the building and protruding from the walls are chess pieces made of OSTRICH EGGS. Through nature these large female products have developed unique distorted surfaces.

Premiering in Kunstverein München’s Kino, the silent movie FLYRT POETICA is the result of Ortmeyer’s long lasting correspondence with a rising teen idol and rapper, during which the pair developed a peculiar collective vocabulary punctuated by the consistent, repeated appearances of sophisticated POEMS, BLACK EMOJIS, DICK PICS, LUXURY ITEMS, NUDES, SPIDERS, FILM STILLS, IDEOGRAMS, LYRICS, SYMPHONIC SCORES, HOLLYWOOD, HEARTS, MUSES and ARTWORKS by artists such as ROSEMARIE TROCKEL, LOUISE BOURGEOIS, ALMA THOMAS, and ORTMEYER herself. Demonstrating the rapid visually-focused nature of 21st century exchange, Ortmeyer articulates a return to HIEROGLYPHICS, where pictures have become a more immediate and nuanced form of language. This correspondence was collected as a HARDCOVER BOOK and printed black on silver, a mutual material choice by the rapper and the artist. The book was then transposed into a moving image, to be projected onto the SILVER SCREEN. This procession of HIEROGLYPHS also forms the basis of a new series of painted works on silver paper. Featuring rapid hand-rendered icons of BLACK SPIDERS and BLACK HEARTS, these coded paintings chart a correspondence throughout the exhibition spaces. FLYRT combines a system of relentlessly repeated variables varying in size and material, while keeping the core of being emotionally completely raw.


FLYRT zeigt klassische Disziplinen der Kunst: Bildhauerei, Malerei und Film in anti-traditionellen Präsentationsformen.

Der schwarz-weiß Stummfilm FLYRT POETICA, im Kino des Kunstvereins München, ist das Resultat einer kontinuierlichen Korrespondenz zwischen Ortmeyer und einem Teen Idol und Rapper. Der Austausch umfasst GEDICHTE, SCHWARZE EMOJIS, DICK PICS, LUXUSARTIKEL, NUDES, SPINNEN, FILM STILLS, IDEOGRAMME, PARTITUREN, HOLLYWOOD, HERZEN, MUSEN und KUNSTWERKE von Künstlerinnen wie ROSEMARIE TROCKEL, LOUISE BOURGEOIS, ALMA THOMAS sowie von ORTMEYER selbst. In diesem Kontext, formuliert Ortmeyer eine Rückkehr zur HIEROGLYPHE bei der Bilder zu einer unmittelbareren und nuancierteren Form von Sprache werden. Die umfangreiche Korrespondenz erschien zunächst als Hardcover. Das Buch wurde die Vorlage für den Film FLYRT POETICA. Diese Abfolge von HIEROGLYPHEN stellt die Basis für eine neue Reihe von Malerei auf Silberpapier. Diese Arbeiten zeigen Bilder von SCHWARZEN SPINNEN und SCHWARZEN HERZEN. Durch die Ausstellungsräume zieht SCHACHMALEREI in den Farben des Himmels, gerahmt von einem SCHACHFIGURENSET aus hellen und dunklen STRAUSSENEIERN.

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